RIP: Portfolio

RIP: Portfolio

Sad news this morning, Condé Nast is closing Portfolio. From Jeff Bercovici's Mixed Media blog for the Portfolio website:
Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff, saying the decision had been made "because of financial reasons at Advance," Condé Nast's parent company. "It's not anything that the company wanted to do." She said she was informed by Condé Nast chairman S.I. Newhouse Jr. this morning of the decision.

The judges at SPD certainly liked what they saw from this short-lived book, as well as the ASME judges who awarded its "Briefs" section with a National Magazine Award in 2008. Check out some of the awards for Portfolio from last year here, and some of their Medal Finalists for this year here.

  • Nikola Mileta

    I am very sad about this closure. Portfolio was one of the few magazines that delighted me recently. When I got first copy I was so speechless how great magazine can look with only beautiful typography and with few colours. Clarity of the layout was great for me, use of lines, big caps and bold serifs in black and white with a splash of pale yellow had great impact on me.

    I will cherish these few issues that I have and look at them in pursue of a great inspiration.

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